On This Day for 13th November

Historical Events

  • 1789 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
  • 1933 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
  • 1956 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • 1980 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
  • 1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000

Did You Know?

"Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

On November 13th, 1921

Famous Weddings

  • 1160 Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.
  • 1929 Writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)
  • 1934 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)
  • 1960 US Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt (divorced 1968)
  • 1987 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

Famous Divorces

  • 1922 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage
  • 2011 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage